We know the world feels chaotic right now. Let us be real with you – it’s okay if you spend a few days doing nothing. Or if you are productive at first and then fall off. It’s human, and these are weird times.
But what if you were able to use your down time to enrich your life?
How Do You Occupy Your Time?
Try thinking about it like this: if you were given $57,600 every single day, but after you went to sleep at night the money disappeared, would you find a way to spend it all? Most of us could say yes.
Just imagine all the things we could buy, think of all the opportunities that would be available, and all the lives we could touch.
With this in mind, if you sleep eight hours a night on average, you have 57,600 seconds a day left to spend. Every night when you go to bed, those seconds are over. That day will end, and you will never see it again.
So, let us ask you this question, do you know how to spend your 57,600 seconds? Do you know how to utilize your time to benefit you? Do you know how to capitalize on the opportunities available? Do you know how to touch the lives around you? Sadly, many of us #struggle.
What is the Value of Time in Your Life?
So many of us neglect the real value of time. Time is more valuable than anything in this world. Time is more valuable than money, and you can NEVER get time back. Once a day is spent, it is one less day that you have. Do you use your time efficiently?
If you want to have an enriched and fulfilled life, time management is your friend!! By understanding what is required of you, you can get to the next level. If you want more, you must make more of the time allotted. It is your responsibility and no one else can do this for you.
We all have the same amount of time every single day. Regardless of who you are, you have the exact same amount of time as everyone else. How you spend your time is the difference.
In your free time, you have a choice. You have a choice to relax, switch between the same four social media apps for hours, re-watch The Vampire Diaries, Facetime your boyfriend for the 5th time, and whatever else you find yourself doing. We all do this sometimes, and sometimes we may even need it.
But what would happen if you dedicated just one hour (3,600 seconds out of your 57,600 available) to develop yourself? Who could you become in a year? 5 years? 10 years?
How to Get the Most Value out of Your Time
You have a choice. You can choose to distance yourself from negative influences and take a break from social media and listen to a podcast or read a book.
Maybe even take a course on an area in your field, build a business, write in your journal, meditate, expand your network, workout, research new ideas, and so much more.
At the end of the day, you are going to do whatever you want, but realize that everything you do matters. Do not underestimate yourself. You can get on track because you are powerful and most of all, capable.
The truth is old, yet told in many ways and interpretations. You have the very power you search for in order to change your life. It’s inside of you and has been there all along (I know this sounds cheesy or like a line from a Marvel movie, but it’s true!).
A global pandemic is 100% a reason to be off track, but life will eventually go back to some form of “normal”, so we encourage you to start thinking about your time differently and take back control! You got this!